The Detroit Free Press Names Compuware a 2017 Top Workplace


DETROIT—November 6, 2017—Compuware, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, today announced it has been named a 2017 Detroit Free Press Top Workplace.  

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution and Connection, just to name a few.

“Idea by idea, deliverable by deliverable, quarter by quarter, our employees have demonstrated their unequivocal commitment to solving the pressing challenges of our customers,” said Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley. “Three years ago we were a stasis company operating in managed decline. Today, thanks to our inspired staff, we are a dutifully responsive, customer-obsessed company doing what is required to reinvent the future for the mainframe platform and, in so doing, reinventing ourselves.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

In addition to providing a supportive culture that values ideas and amplifies talents, Compuware provides comprehensive medical and dental plans, company-paid life and disability insurance, flexible work arrangements, a generous 401(k) match and career development and education assistance including tuition reimbursement. The company actively works to support its employees' work/life balance by offering resources such as worldwide wellness programs, dependent care (child/adult) FSA reimbursement accounts, an employee referral program, and much more. Employees who work at or visit Compuware's Detroit headquarters enjoy an onsite gourmet cafeteria; commuter assistance program; state-of-the art wellness and child development centers; a physician and chiropractor office; dry cleaning services as well as access to onsite retailers and restaurants.  

Compuware was also recently selected as a “2017 Cool Place to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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